When it comes to your baby’s soap, the simpler the ingredients, the better. All-natura ingredients will keep your baby’s skin softer, and irritation-free.
So what should you look for? Look for all-natural baby soap containing ingredients like the ones listed below.
- Natural orange wax
Pure & Gentle’s baby hair shampoo contains natural orange wax, which is proven to enhance SPF protection with sunscreens.
- Olive oil
Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and cleanser. It can be a particularly beneficial ingredient if your baby has been suffering from dry skin.
- Shea butter
This oil produces a creamy lather, absorbs into the skin relatively easily, and is a great moisturizer.
- Colloidal oatmeal
Collidial oatmeal does it all: it has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and cleansing properties. It’s also a very mild exfoliate and is known to help reduce itchiness.
- Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is often used in skin lotions, but it’s also a great moisturizer when included in natural soaps. It also has a mild, pleasant scent—no synthetic fragrances necessary!
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil is anti-bacterial without containing any of the harsh chemicals that often appear in soaps marketed as “anti-bacterial.” It also contains antioxidants that promote skin health, has a pleasant and mild tropical scent, and easily absorbs into the skin.
- Organic palm oil
This oil is often used to give natural bars of soap their hardness and balance the lathering that comes from coconut oil.
This is by no means a definitive list of all baby-safe soap ingredients. In general, look for soaps with natural ingredients and no dyes, fragrances, sulfates, parabens, or formaldehyde in order to ensure your baby has a happy and healthy bath time.